RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL AWARD SIEMENS MOBILITY URBAN TRAFFIC CONTROL CONTRACT

Siemens Mobility Limited has been awarded a 10-year contract by Renfrewshire Council to upgrade and expand the council’s traffic control system.

Covering 66 controlled sites across Renfrewshire, which includes both Paisley and Braehead shopping and complex, the contract will see Siemens Mobility replace the existing, locally hosted urban traffic control (UTC) system with the company’s latest cloud hosted solution. The company will also upgrade the outdated analogue communication links to the on-street traffic controller infrastructure across the region.

The system is easy to use and intuitive, operating directly from a web browser connected to Renfrewshire Council’s traffic signals at junctions and crossings, the system will collect traffic data from on-street detectors and provide an accessible, reliable and efficient urban traffic control system to optimise the flow of traffic at controlled junctions and reduce delays to drivers.

The new system will support real-time adaptive traffic control using SCOOT (Split, Cycle, Offset Optimisation Technique) at 30 junctions. Importantly, throughout the migration to the new hosted solution, there will be no break in availability at sites currently operating under SCOOT control.

Siemens Mobility will design, supply and install a new digital internet protocol (IP) based communications network. This will allow Renfrewshire Council to use its hosted Stratos traffic management system with the Stratos Traffic Signals Module to effectively monitor 66 locations.

Wilke Reints, Managing Director of Siemens Mobility’s Intelligent Traffic Systems business in the UK, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this contract by Renfrewshire Council, and to build on the work that we have already delivered in Renfrewshire. We are looking forward to working closely with the Council’s team to provide a significantly enhanced traffic management system.”